CD vs CTB Dream 11 Team: The 16th match of the Ford Trophy will witness Central Districts face-off against Canterbury. In the previous encounter, Canterbury won the match comfortably by 7 wickets. They have a good batting line-up with the presence of openers like Bowes and Boyle. In the middle-order, McClure and Carter are in a good form since the start of the 2020 season. While, Astle has provided the experience to the squad with contribution from bat and ball. The trio of Henry-Williams-Sheat have been impressive and picking key wickets in an important juncture of the match.
On the other side, Central Districts do not have enough firepower to match the strong Canterbury team. They have only two experienced batsmen in Worker and Bruce who have to play a big role in pushing the team forward. In the bowling department, Rance’s form is most important due to his international stint and overall record in the domestic circuit.
16th Match- Ford Trophy 2020/21
Central Districts vs Canterbury
Date- Tuesday, 15th December, 2020
Time- 11:00AM (Local time)- 03:30AM(IST)
Stadium-Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
Streaming- Live on NZC Youtube Channel
Last result at the venue- Canterbury 217/3 (41.3) won by 7 wickets against Central Districts 213/10 in the 13th match of the Ford Trophy 2020
CD vs CTB Dream11 Team Prediction
CTB Team News
The Canterbury squad will miss the services of their three core players, Astle, McClure and Henry due to international duty. Lortan and Jackson are expected to feature in this match. Other than that, the team leads the standings and would look to find new players for giving them optimum experience.
CTB Playing 11 (expected)
Cole McConchie (c)
Matthew Hay (wk)
Theo van Woerkom
CD Team News
The Central Districts squad has been dismal in its performance and is at the last position in the points table. The team would expect the best performance from Worker and Bruce. While, Rance will lead the bowling attack and pick key wickets. The team is virtually out of the Ford Trophy, and this will be the last league stage before the Super Smash starts. The team is expected to play with the same Playing XI in the CD vs CTB Dream 11 Team prediction.
CD Playing 11 (expected)
Tom Bruce (c)
Dane Cleaver (wk)
CD vs CTB Today Match Prediction
Canterbury will win the match due to their better batting line-up and experience in the squad. While the young bowlers like Williams and Fraser Sheat have provided a good hand to the team in pressure situations. For the Central Districts, the performance of Smith and Wiggins can decide their fate and Rance can be the trump card for winning their first match of this year’s competition. It will be fascinating to see which team wins the CD vs CTB Today match prediction.
CD vs CTB Dream11 Prediction Captain, Differential Picks
G Worker- An opener who is the leading run-scorer of the Central Districts team with 214 runs in 4 matches. He can also contribute from the ball looking at his track record.
List-A Career Record- 5392 Runs, Bat. AVG. 43.13
L Carter- A man in form since the start of the 2020 season with Plunkett Shield and then in the Ford Trophy. Along with that, he is the first New Zealand player to hit six sixes in an over.
List-A Career Record- 331 Runs, Bat. AVG. 20.68
C Bowes- The second highest run-scorer for the Canterbury team with 211 runs in 5 matches can be a good captain pick due to his consistency in the domestic circuit.
List-A Career Record- 2111 Runs, Bat. AVG. 43.08
W Williams- A bower who has impressed everybody with his accuracy and wicket-taking abilities in his short stint in the domestic circuit. He is the leading wicket-taker for the Canterbury team with 9 wickets in 5 matches and can increase tour fantasy points in the CD vs CTB Dream 11 prediction.
List-A Career Record- 36 Wickets, AVG. 32.02
B Smith- A player who showed a glimpse of the talent he possesses in the last match is a vice-captain pick for the last stage of the Ford Trophy before Super Smash season starts.
List-A Career Record- 1681 Runs, Bat. AVG. 32.32
S Rance- A player who has good experience in the domestic as well as the international circuit can be the best pick in terms of bowler’s perspective from the CD squad.
List-A Career Record- 87 Wickets, Bat. AVG 27.11
J Boyle- The opener of the Canterbury team has been impressive and has performed for the team in Plunkett Shield as well. Along with Bowes, he can give a good start to the team
List A Career Record- 1262 Runs, Bat. AVG. 43.51
S Davey- A young left-arm medium-pace bowler who made his debut this year can be a good differential pick due to his form. Along with Williams, he is the leading wicket-taker for the Canterbury team this season.
List A Career Record- 9 Wickets, Bat. AVG 17.44